Healthy and low NET carb meals have been part of my eating habits for over 4 years. Frequently, I crave my favorite gourmet wraps but don't want all the unhealthy carbs and calories that come with it.The secret to this recipe is the nutty, sweet and spicy mustard sauce which has tons of flavor and little crunch. You already decided to give up bread. But the thought of eating one more bowl of salad or veggies for lunch leaves you wanting something different.High-sugar condiments means high carbs and who wants a "dry" and tasteless wrap. The key is reading labels and a little math. The fruit spread I used in this recipe has 12 carbs(carbohydrates) per 1 Tbsp and the mustard has 0 carbs 1 Tbsp finely chopped walnuts has 1 carb. Total carbs equal (13) divide it by 4 servings and you have less than 3 carbs. per serving. Which doesn't break your carb allowance bank for the day.There are a lot of apps out there to keep track of your daily NET carbs but I generally use google search, which is a quick and easy way to figure out carbs without sacrificing a bunch of personal information just to use their app.I use Mission's Carb Balance tortillas that are High Fiber, Zero Sugar and low in NET CARBS. I was at the grocery store last week and bought Mission's NEW Carb Balance Spinach Herb Soft Taco Flour Tortilla. I'm really excited to add another layer of flavor into my wrap recipes. Woohoo!
1TbspRaspberry-Chipolte Fruit Spreador any spicy jam
1/2 Honey Crisp, Gala or Braeburn Applethinly sliced
1pkg Romaine, Spinach or Mixed Greenswashed, rinsed and dried
Finely chop nuts and combine with Dijon style mustard and sweet and spicy fruit spread in a small bowl. ( I like to use chipolte or jalepeno flavored berry fruit jams)
Spread a generous layer of the mustard mixture on your choice of tortilla.
Layer with leafy greens, meat, cheddar cheese and top with thinly sliced apple.
Roll-up and serve.
Store in air-tight container in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days, if they last that long. Try different meat, cheese and lettuce combinations. Substitute your favorite veggies for the meat. Are you gluten free? Mission also makes a great gluten-free wrap. Combine your favorite sweet and spicy fruit spread with any Dijon style mustard. Add your choice of chopped nuts for added protein and crunch.As a nurse, when breaks, lunch or supper meals are nearly impossible and/or I’m trying not to binge eat through a 12 hour night shift. I always pack what I think I will have time to eat, and then one of these wraps for what I may only have time to eat. These wraps are a nutritional way to keep hunger at bay, blood sugar levels steady, and preventing unhealthy trips to the vending machine or stops to fast food places.Kids love these. Quick and easy to make and great for bento/lunch boxes. Or just make a bunch ahead and store in the refrigerator as grab-n-go snacks for busy days.Enjoy!
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Travel nursing means I spend a lot of time being a tourist and living out of Rubbermaid containers 8-10 months out of the year. I am always in search of amazing regional food, local & cultural activities and making new friends. Thank you Yelp and TripAdvisor!
When the opportunity arises, not only do I try to immerse myself in the region, culture, art and cuisine of the local area but I like advancing my skills as a baker and cook, taking classes that are significant to the locale. Then the real joy is re-creating and sharing my new food experiences and skills with co-workers, family and friends. Food has a unique language all its own and it provides a common ground that people can enjoy and relate to.
I drag my hand-written recipes in two pretty blue recipe boxes with me on the road everywhere. “Oh, what are those, you say? I’ll explain later”… but it’s something that us “old broads” used before Pinterest, Tasty and All Recipes came along. Staying healthy and fit as a travel nurse is challenging but the real challenge is when you’re constantly fighting menopause, genetics and the burning desire to eat every damn sweet thing available in a 25-100-mile radius. Under Recipe Box you will find healthy recipes and some that are bad as hell for the waste-line and for that reason I will rate them (Very Good, Good, and Oh shit, Hide the Scale!).
A few years ago, I completely embarked on my minimalist lifestyle and took a six-month unpaid sabbatical leave from Travel nursing to relearn self-care along with a lil’ sprinkle of fairy dust called “self-love” and rekindled my passions for writing and art.
Now that I have a little more time to create, I recently opened my first Etsy Shop where I can sell my art I’ve been creating in my Art Studio. I feel that I have a new purpose in life and want to inspire others to use “Artsightful Meditation and Creation”, a technique I have developed while learning to find a healthier way to deal with the physical and psychological stressors that I encounter working in the healthcare environment and I can’t wait to share!
I’m dusting off the cobwebs on all those stories tucked in big white binders and assorted notebooks collecting on my desk at my Gma (Grandma) Pod in Wisconsin and share some of the shenanigans rolling around in my head. learn more About
My memories of Grandma, aka (Gma) Pronounced…( Jee- ma) and our time spent together, reminds me everyday, to live my dreams no matter what others “think“, “feel” or “want” me to do.
“Sometimes, when I’m driving down the highway with thousands of miles between destinations, I can still picture her next to me in that huge, hard top 1959 Ford, as she drove us to the lake cottage. All the windows down, and her hair tightly wrapped in a colorful scarf all “Hollywood Style”, eyebrows painted on, barely visible above her eye glasses. She turns and smiles at me, her “baker hands” tightly gripping the wheel as we flew down the highway while the sweet smell of freshly mowed hay fields filled the swirling air around us“.
It’s the simple pleasure of the journey no matter how long the road may be. We all have our own path and those we will meet along the way but ultimately it drives us to our final destination.
Do Your Dream!
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